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Arsenal boss Unai Emery will be given cash in January – if the Gunners are in contention for a top-four finish, says former striker John Hartson.

“A lot depends on injuries and how well they’re doing. Most clubs want two players for every position, that’s what teams will tell you now,” Hartson explained to Express Sport. “[Lucas] Torreira has come on strong recently too. They’re defending strongly now as well.

“If he wants one or two players, I think the funds will be made available for him but the January window is a very precarious market.

“If Arsenal are in a position where they feel they can have a right push at the top four, Emery may feel he needs cover, if he can earn the right and keep Arsenal in and around that top four, then the board might think they have half a sniff and back the manager and give him what he wants.

“It’ll be down to Emery and where he sees his squad. But like most managers, they always want more players and more money. Even Pep Guardiola would tell you now he could do with a couple more players, they always want more.”